Our Grand Rapids Community Foundation

$173 million + 22,000 grants. Investing in our community since 1922.

Since 1922 we have distributed over 22,000 grants for a total of more than $173 million. As careful stewards of our community's endowment, generous donors to our Fund for Community Good and Special Funds enable us to meet West Michigan's changing needs now and for generations to come.

Fund for Community Good (General) Grants

With our Fund for Community Good, we are partnering with area nonprofits around issues related to education, engagement, the environment, health, economic prosperity and neighborhoods. For additional information and to apply for a grant from the Fund for Community Good, click here.

          Education                          Health                              Neighborhoods                      

                                           

         Engagement                      Environment                  Prosperity

                                                           

Special Funds

We also have a variety of special grantmaking efforts tailored to promote change around a particular issue or geographic area. For additional information and to apply for these opportunities, please visit the following pages:

Access Camps

Available to West Michigan camps for specific efforts to increase access to overnight camps for underserved Kent County children. Learn more here

Community Funds

There are six different local funds in Cascade, Ionia, Lowell, Sparta, Hudsonville-Jenison and Wyoming providing grants to these specific geographic locations. Learn more here

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund

Designed to address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County. Learn more here.

Youth Funds

For nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit young people in Kent County, Ionia, Hudsonville-Jenison, Sparta and Wyoming. Learn more here.

Apply for a Grant

We accept grant applications online. Please refer to the individual fund's page to learn more about its grant submission and review timeline. If you need to create a login, or are unsure if your organization has already registered, submit the user registration form.

When you are ready to apply, login here

Questions?

If you have any questions about the grant application process, please email grcfgrants@grfoundation.org or call 616.454.1751.